Monday, August 6, 2012

Haters Keep Hating - Tower Hamlets


What did you think of the Olympic opening ceremony?

I was watching it with a friend in Browns in Shoreditch and what was going on at the Olympic Stadium held me transfixed. One of the dancers came up to me and said "I have never been so proud to be British" and she was right. I sensed then that maybe all of the effort and anticipation was not only going to pay off in terms of a great performance from our team, but maybe also start to infect the whole country with some kind of feel good momentum that could last throughout the summer and hopefully longer. I really thought then and still do now that the Olympics could inspire everyone the country to move forward in the same direction...

That said someone else had other ideas....

Rania Khan attended a marvellous ceremony before the opening night, where the Olympic Torch arrived at the Tower of London and quite rightly she blogged about it. You can read her post here. In it she made some good comments about Olympic inspiration and community cohesion and then she said this....



Why is it 'natural' that the elderly white and young Bangladeshi population don't mix? I don't understand why that is 'natural'. It's sad, but not natural. It makes me wonder if Rania remembers last October when people of all communities from Tower Hamlets marched at the 75th Anniversary of The Battle of Cable Street. Nice shot below of Rania marching with Max Levitas (he took part in the original battle) who is clearly a member of the 'elderly white population' and everyone seems to be getting on fine. Maybe Rania would like to spend some time explaining her views on community cohesion in a little more depth. Maybe could ask Max Levitas for his views but I doubt it because lets face it she because she can't even be bothered to spell his name correctly. Also note the way in which the caption in the frame grab below can be taken in two ways....



Anyway, back to the ceremony at The Tower of London. Ranias attendance of this great event was marred by the fact that Peter Stringfellow had been invited. Why shouldn't he have been there? He is a businessman in the City and I am sure he enjoyed his time there very much,  but Rania really went into one.....


Rania you are not a strong supporter of the reclassification of  SEVs and lap dancing clubs, you just want them all closed down. Was it really 'horrible and sickening' to share space with Peter Stringfellow. Did the presence of a human being that you happen to disagree with really have such a marked affect on you? You wanted to jump in The Thames? Would it have been that hard to made an effort to engage with Mr Stringfellow and tell him your views about people trafficking and clubs and the crime that they cause. I would have thought it would been a golden opportunity for you...

Recently Rania attended another event, 'We Are The Waltham Forest Public', where a number of speakers, Rania included, spoke out against those that spend their sowing hate and division in society. I wonder if anyone spoke out about those that sow hate against strippers, but I doubt it somehow. Anyway, you can read her blog entry here or if you wish, just read the frame grab below and spot the interesting error....


I really don't think that Owen Jones passionately defended Islamophobia, but nonetheless I would be interested in what he said.

Finally Rania was interviewed here for an article in 'London Loves Business', where she made the usual claims about clubs and the apparent social problems that they cause, largely, according to Rania due to groups of men that hang around outside the venues. Isn't it amazing, I thought the main reason for going to a club was what was going on inside, so why do customers spend all of their time being outside...

Still Rania did make a new claim when she mentioned the '4000 letters of complaint'  she received from constituents during the SEV consultation. Well this is interesting because the consultation took place almost nine months ago and Tower Hamlets council have never released the results. So Rania better get all of those letters ready for examination by the clubs lawyers if her campaign to close every club in Tower Hamlets  ends up in court, which of course it will....

I like what Owen Jones said....

"We must fight together, stand together and win together"

.....and we will.

7 comments:

  1. Rania Khan also seems ignorant of the fact that many of the Bangladeshi residents of Tower Hamlets (certainly those living in and around Arnold Circus, adjacent to Shoreditch High Street) were assisted in obtaining decent housing back in the 1970s by a white man who is now elderly, Terry Fitzpatrick:

    http://www.swadhinata.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=173&Itemid=205

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  2. And are these 4000 letters Cllr Khan mentions the same ones which were sent off for handwriting analysis many months ago?

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  3. I wonder if this means the council can now give out figures even if they haven't officially announced anything..... actually forget that I think it means that Rania Khan is strecthing the truth....AGAIN. Like people wanting to discuss and debate at her meeting in Tower Hamlets being a threat to the meeting and a fellow councillor threatening to kill her. I suppose if I said I would help her jump in the Thames I would be accused of threatening to kill her.

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  4. Does anyone publicly admit to voting for this clown?

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  5. Rania Khan's simplistic rhetoric about race and 'Islamophobia' is very similar to the standard line trotted out by her former comrades in Respect, the SWP; pure coincidence?

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  6. trying to trace Terence Fitzpatrick...ex bootle Liverpool, now believed to be charity worker in tower hamlets, he is ex army military police and knows bob eagles from Swindon also knows north wales, where we met in 1960.i was with him I was a queens own highlander boy soldier aajlr....tonfanau barracks north wales....please call or text 07874368981 please thank you ron

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  7. I have just installed iStripper, so I can watch the best virtual strippers stripping on my taskbar.

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